Wisdom applied to an inventive world.
The Experts Council is a diverse cohort of talented minds in multiple fields who recommend topics, formats, and luminaries to equip creative professionals with the insights needed to thrive and to foster a more robust culture. All the research and daily experience at our disposal shows that when we fortify a creative economy, we inject resilience and more effective problem-solving into our shared society. That produces a buoyant context with less conflict in which more people flourish.
Visionaries Make the Future
We are committed to a world in which creative intelligence is supplied with the intellectual and motivational tools it needs to fully engage the culture. Vision + motivation + insight = destiny.
Writing and Editing
Telling effective stories. Moving readers to action.
Helping protect one's original works and business brand.
Elevating thought leadership, impact, revenue.
Organic insights applied to the digital ecosystem.
Multi-platform creator of visual solutions.
Aletta de Wal
Making a Better Living
Foundations of sustainable art practices.
The Perfect Combination
CHF has continually asked experts to bring their professional insights to bear on the creative economy. These are just some of the amazing people who've contributed their knowledge, perspective, and sage counsel.
Virtualizing a Career
Maura Kehoe Collins
Aletta de Wal
Creative Problem Solving
Equity & Justice
Marketability & Muse
Collecting & Connoisseurship
The Gig Economy
Visibility & Recognition
The Corporate Market
The Sharing Economy
Mary Ann Weems
Finding an Audience
Robert C. Jackson
The Sales Mindset
Contribute a little. Gain a lot.
The commitment is light, the benefits sumptuous, and the impact profound. Perhaps the most interesting component is how council members gain a venue for engaging the culture at a deep level, creating the opportunity for real change.
We're going to ask you to look at the programs we're running consistently and weigh in on the overall content (what it should be), the formats (how they could be delivered), and the facilitators (who they might be).
We're committed to telling each expert's story—deepening both their professional narrative about why they do what they do and why they've committed to a flourishing creative economy, so others who share similar values to make a similar commitment.
Frequently Asked Questions
By partnering with organizations and businesses that share our goals, we break down art-industry silos—fostering communication, sharing data, and spreading best practices—and can quickly scale up our individual and collective efforts, extending our missions and increasing the number of artists we reach and assist.
Who Was Clark Hulings?
Our namesake, Clark Hulings, was both an acclaimed master painter and an astute businessperson. After building a career as a commercial illustrator, he made the transition to fine art at the age of 40, financing the move with his own savings and applying his considerable business experience to grow his art practice.
While he continued to hone his craft well into his 80s, he also knew that, to be successful, he had to think like an entrepreneur and seize opportunities to grow his business. The nine practice areas in our Digital Learning Portal are based on our analysis of what had the biggest impact on Hulings’ career and those of his peers.
Some Words from Working Artists
From a Recent CHF Art-Business Conference